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LATEST FILM NEWS HEADLINES

Northern Banner picks up 'Olli Mäki', 'Mimosas'

29-Aug-2016 | By

Raven Banner’s specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to two Toronto-bound Cannes triumphs: Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and Critics Week winner Mimosas.

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O-Scope acquires 'Lost In Paris'

29-Aug-2016 | By

Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up US rights from MK2 International to Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s fourth feature.

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Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman drama 'Lion' to open Zurich Film Festival

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Director Garth Davis and Harvey Weinstein to present the true life story in Zurich.

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Holland Film Meeting reveals Co-Pro Platform line-up

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Molly from British director Sally Potter (Ginger & Rosa) [pictured].

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Alice Lowe wins Screen Horror award at FrightFest

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Egomaniac director Kate Shenton wins special mention.

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‘Ghost Stories’ to shoot end of October

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Co-creator Andy Nyman discussed the project, set to star Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit), at FrightFest.

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UK genre films facing distribution challenge

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

FrightFest panel included actor Andy Nyman, director Simon Rumley and Arrow Films’ Mike Hewitt.

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Fox’s Korean production 'The Proxy Soldiers' readies shoot

28-Aug-2016 | By

Fox International Productions’ next Korean production The Proxy Soldiers is set to start shooting on September 5.

Don't Breathe

'Don't Breathe' leads North American weekend on $26.4m

28-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 29 UPDATE: Screen Gems and Stage 6’s horror film stormed to the top with a muscular debut that will have executives at the studios behind many of this summer’s costly flops green with envy.

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Disney to scale back Indian production (reports)

26-Aug-2016 | By

The Walt Disney Co (India) is scaling back its local-language production, according to local media reports.

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Montreal World Film Festival head hits back over reports of staff resignations

26-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman and Jeremy Kay

UPDATE: The head of the festival has branded reports of eleventh-hour staff resignations “slanderous” and “garbage” as the 40th anniversary edition got underway this week.

Venice

Venice cancels opening gala following earthquake tragedy

26-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival cancels gala dinner and reception in solidarity with the victims of this week’s deadly earthquake in Italy.

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Haugesund: 'Perfect Strangers', 'Magnus' score top awards

26-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other winners include Agnus Dei, Toni Erdmann, The Day Will Come, Amundsen & Nobile and I’ll Try Again.

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Vivendi announces $338m cuts at France pay-TV channel Canal+

26-Aug-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

First-half 2016 results reveal falling subscribers at Canal+ France and drop in Studiocanal profits for same period in 2015.

White Hunger

Scanbox chills with ‘White Hunger’

26-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Scanbox takes Scandinavian rights to upcoming period drama from Finnish director Mikko Kuparinen.

The Wind Blew On

Haugesund: 'The Wind Blew On' wins Eurimages prize

26-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The winner of the Eurimages Lab Project Award from Haugesund’s Works In Progress presentations was Katrín Ólafsdóttirs The Wind Blew On from Iceland.

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Daniel Radcliffe headed to Zurich Film Festival

26-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Harry Potter star to present two films at festival.

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Raindance: Elliot Grove picks festival top five

26-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

EXCLUSIVE: Raindance chief picks five films to look out for at the forthcoming festival.

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Haugesund: Liv Ullmann to retire from directing

25-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Norwegian actress and filmmaker announces end to directing on panel with fellow filmmakers Pernilla August and Iram Haq.

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Covert Media launches Lexica Films

25-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Hanson’s production, financing and distribution outfit has launched an international sales label in the run-up to the Toronto International Film Festival.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Concourse Media

US Briefs: Concourse Media, Productivity Media board 'Impossible Things'

Plus: ‘Anything’ wraps Los Angeles shoot; monterey media acquires ‘No Pay, Nudity

TORONTO BUMPER

Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2016 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2016 Product Guide

Jobs

Brand Director

£45-55,000 plus benefits including membership to private members club

Film Producer

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Director of Film Programming

£37,000 to £44,000 per annum dependent on experience

DIGITAL EDITIONS

Locarno supplement

Locarno Film Festival 2016 supplement

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COMMENT/BLOGS

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What Thor did during ‘Civil War’ Video

28-Aug-2016 | By

Ever wondered what the god of thunder got up to while everyone else was smashing each other up in Captain America: Civil War? (And Hulk, for that matter.)

What’s the purpose of film festivals in the 21st Century?

19-Aug-2016

Screen asked the participants at the sixth annual Developing Your Film Festival course what tips they took away from expert speakers and their peers.

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The Chamber

'The Chamber' producer Jen Handorf talks UK genre scene challenges

Jen Handorf talks about the demise of Metrodome, the Blumhouse effect and a potential bursting of an “independent film bubble”.

Venice 2016: Film Profiles

Screen profiles the world premieres at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Hounds of Love

Venice 2016: Venice Days

The full line-up of world premieres in the Venice Days programme at the Venice Film Festival, with details on each title including sales contacts.

Are We Not Cats

Venice 2016: Critics' Week

The full line-up of world premieres in Venice’s Critics’ Week, with details on each title including sales contacts.

A Jamais

Venice 2016: Out of Competition

The full line-up of world premieres Out of Competition at Venice, with details on each title including sales contacts.

Boys in the Trees

Venice 2016: Horizons

The full line-up of world premieres in Venice’s Horizons programme, with details on each title including sales contacts.

SCREEN AWARDS

Screen Awards

Screen Awards 2016 shortlist

Twentieth Century Fox, Curzon Artificial Eye and Picturehouse lead the nominations; Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is the most nominated film.

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Screen Awards 2016: first wave of judges revealed Video

Deadline approaching for film industry awards.

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